Core virtues: Diligence, Integrity, Responsibility, Compassion, Perseverance and Respect.
A School Where Educational Excellence is the Top Priority
Rochester Prep fosters outstanding student achievement and ensures that all students develop the skills, knowledge and character necessary to reach and succeed in college.
At Rochester Prep every teacher and administrator believes that every child can succeed, so every teacher and administrator cares enough to help students work hard and work right. There's homework every night at Rochester Prep, and every teacher and administrator - and ultimately every student - understands that academics come first.
College... and Character
Rochester Prep not only prepares students to succeed in college, but it also prepares them to succeed when judged, in Dr. King's words, by the content of their character. Students at Rochester Prep are expected to demonstrate the core virtues of diligence, integrity, responsibility, compassion, perseverance and respect in everything they do. They adhere to a strict but supportive daily regimen that makes respectful treatment of one's teachers and peers a non-negotiable. Students also learn from an ethics curriculum that will help them use their knowledge and skills to do what is right.
Safe, Supportive Structured Environment
All students at Rochester Prep follow the school's unique code of conduct at all times. We believe in a warm, caring, supportive school that is also firm, consistent, demanding, and even strict with regards to behavior. We see no contradiction between these attributes and no reason why we can't have fun while we're at it.
As a result, Rochester Prep students wear school uniforms and conduct themselves with dignity and honor. Parents are expected to support this code as well. Faculty, staff and students meet as a community three mornings a week to discuss the progress of the group and, often, individuals.
Parents Are Empowered
At Rochester Prep, we recognize that a strong and effective partnership between families and the school depends on our ability to work with parents to monitor and support students' academic performance and development. We seek to establish consistent communication and shared expectations at school and at home in the following ways:
- Data on academic performance will be communicated regularly to families using weekly progress reports.
- Parents will be asked to sign each week's progress report for their students to return to school.
- Advisors will communicate with each student's family regularly to discuss the student's progress and will serve as a designated point-of-first-contact when parents have questions of their own.
- Each student will be responsible every night for a mandatory homework folder that will contain all homework and thus allow teachers and parents to mutually monitor assignments on a daily basis.